“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Dassault Inks Deal with Minsheng for 20 Falcons
Dassault Aviation has signed a memorandum of understanding with China's Minsheng Financial Leasing for 10 Falcon 7X and 10 Falcon 2000S business jets. The deal, which the companies expect to finalize before the end of the year, follows firm orders for five Falcon 7Xs that Minsheng placed earlier in 2011 and an order for a Falcon 900LX.
Some of these 7Xs have been delivered. Minsheng Financial entered into the aviation field about two years ago and has already signed for 90 business jets, not including those covered by the latest deal. Minsheng officials–who previously predicted they’d be leasing 100 business jets within five years–now expect to be leasing that many within two years.